May 23rd, 2006

Coat of Arms

Trip to DC

Aerith and I left on Thursday at 6pm to drive down to DC (well, Maryland really).
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The Mad Russian's wedding went very well. Got to see the Mad Russian's family (who I hadn't seen in ages, my her sister has GROWN) and an old high school friend. It was just what she wanted. Small, simple, and elegant. I wanted to take lots of pictures, but our camera's battery hadn't fully charged, so I was only able to get a few.
The Ceremony
The newlyweds with Aerith and me (Aerith thinks he looks like a mobster or something...).

The reception was very nice, even if the caterer seemed a little frazzled, but the food was really good. And everyone seemed to be enjoying the conversation. At one point the newly-weds had to kiss in this Russian wedding custom. Then later I made sure that they followed the American tradition of cutting the cake and feeding it to each other. It was very cute! We didn't leave until almost 10.

Sunday morning we said good-bye to our host and started back home. The drive back was good. We got on the road around 9:15am, actually figured out the Garden State PKWY route, and with a few pit stops and a lunch stop we got back home around 4pm AND we did it on one tank of gas. Pretty good time :)

I checked the milage when I filled up the car again. We got about 28 miles per gallon.